I’ve been lucky enough to speak at a number conferences. I’ve asked the question “How many of you have databases on your congregation?” Many have something. When you dive a little deeper though, the information they have is, well, small and basic. From the data and relationships you have in your church, can you truly say you really know your people?[Read more…] about Know Your People; Unleash Them For Mission
I’m one of the odd ones. I don’t just like admin, but I love admin when it works. When it blends seamlessly into the background. That is how most ministers or people feel about admin — they like it when it disappears. But church admin only disappears into the background when you’ve done it well. When you’ve been intentional about it.
Until then, church administration takes the wind out of ministers’ sails. Just mention the word admin and you are met with a groan. Alas, we all have to do some form of admin to effectively minister to the people God entrusted to us.[Read more…] about The Art of Making Church Admin Disappear
Does one size really fit all?
Is it a good idea to use a “Swiss Army knife” tech solution?
The answer may surprise you — but probably not. 😉
What are some of your favorite all-in-one solutions? Why do you like or dislike all-in-one solutions? Tell us on Twitter @ChurchMag using #cmagcast or by email at [email protected] and we’ll share it on an upcoming episode.
Regardless of the size of your church you don’t have the luxury of debating when and why you should use church management system (ChMS) or software. If anything, this post is helping you clarify the why. I’ll also suggest some self-diagnostic questions. We’ll also explore what should / shouldn’t be happening in churches already using ChMS. So, churches already using ChMS should also find this useful.